glide across

glide across (something)

To move across a surface or area in a very smooth manner, similar to floating. Those ballroom dancers are very talented—they just seem to glide across the dance floor!
See also: across, glide
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

glide across something

to float or slide across something. The skaters glided across the frozen expanse of the river. The small plane glided across the sky.
See also: across, glide
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"How quiet, peaceful, and solemn; not at all as I ran," thought Prince Andrew- "not as we ran, shouting and fighting, not at all as the gunner and the Frenchman with frightened and angry faces struggled for the mop: how differently do those clouds glide across that lofty infinite sky!
His 23ft boat Sleipnir - named after an eight-legged mythical horse that could glide across the sea - was towed by the tanker.
Caption: Key changes to certain genes may have allowed the ancient ancestors of colugos to leap and glide across the forest canopies of Southeast Asia.
The centre claimed dancers made the hall's floor too slippery by using accelerants to help them glide across the floor, a claim they vehemently deny.
He added that the solar eclipse will not be seen in Kuwait, as it will only be visible in large parts of south-east Asia, and the totality will exceed duration of more than four minutes, while the moon will glide across the sun's disk and create a total solar eclipse.
From now until December 23, visitors to Woodhorn Museum, in Ashington, Northumberland, will be able to glide across the outdoor WonderIce rink which is located in the Pit Yard against the eye-catching industrial backdrop of the historic coal mining headgear and pit wheels.
Circuelle claims that the lotion's texture enables a woman's fingertips to glide across her breast and underarm areas so she will notice something different, such as thickened skin, a lump, or change in the nipple.
It features a roller head and comes with lotion to help it glide across skin, or you can use it dry.
The Moon will glide across the pale outer fringe (penumbra) of Earth's shadow, never reaching the shadow's dark umbra.
The Incurve keys have softly rounded edges to help fingers glide across the keyboard, so typing feels fluid and comfortable, the company said.
He'd glide across the pitch going past defenders with ease and when he used to get into the area he was that quick there was always likely to be contact from the defender.
As a nameless traveller, you walk and glide across a stunning, impressionistic desert, your sole goal being to reach a skyward light cresting over a distant mountain.
Rocks in California's Death Valley somehow glide across the flat surface of Racetrack Playa on their own, leaving winding trails on the dry lake bed.
Park yourself on a bench and watch rowers glide across the water.